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Competition Bureau gets court orders to investigate use of property controls by Loblaw, Sobeys

The Competition Bureau has obtained two court orders to advance its investigations into the use of property controls by Sobeys (Empire Company) and Loblaw (George Weston).

The orders, granted by the Federal Court, require the companies to produce records and information relevant to the Bureau’s investigations. The investigations are currently focused on assessing the use of property controls in the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

In a press release the federal government says the information will help determine whether the two companies “are imposing anti-competitive restrictions on the use of real estate, known as property controls, that impact competition in the retail sale of food products. This includes examining whether they are restricting or excluding their competitors through exclusivity clauses and restrictive covenants. There is no conclusion of wrongdoing at this time.”

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